Another Dr Seuss colourway

A few weeks ago I posted a quick and easy baby quilt made from Dr Seuss 6″ squares.  You can see that post here if you missed it.

Here’s a second version of the quilt, made for another dear relative who is due to have her first baby in August.  I think I am even happier with this version!  It was another mother-daughter effort.

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It’s the same basic concept – same size coloured patches, same number of coloured patches, but this time there is a 1.5″ white sashing between each coloured patch.

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What is great about that is that it gives each of the bright colours a bit of space to shine – and a moment for the eye to focus on each one before the next colour hits the eye.

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Backed in yellow Dr Seuss fabric that is nice and busy, it is bright and practical without being overwhelming.  The binding is a blue fabric with the head of The Cat in the Hat all over it.

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I hope it is well received!  I put it in the post for the lucky recipient on Friday, so it won’t be long until it adorns the nursery in its new home.  Now we just need that baby to arrive safely and enjoy it!

Have a great day,

jf

 

 

 

 

 

Easy baby quilts

Here’s two more ideas for easy baby quilts that you can whip up in a weekend.

(Apologies for the poor photo quality – they’re just from my phone.)

This one is made from the Dr Seuss fabric line made by Robert Kaufman.

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It was made for a fun little boy, who is as busy and colourful as this quilt is.

It’s just rectangles.  Quite uncomplicated!  Because the print is so large, I made the pieces big too. I didn’t use a pattern – just did some back-of-the-envelope maths and started cutting.

Here’s another I made from the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabrics:

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This one was for a friend’s daughter.  Some of the small patches and borders were just scraps I wanted to use up, but the remaining fabrics are from the Very Hungry Caterpillar range.

Both were well received.  In fact, I thought my sister was going to grab the Very Hungry Caterpillar one and run away with it!

This one was made from a very old pattern, called Florida Keys, from an early 1990’s edition of Quiltmaker (USA).

The wonderful thing about making quilts for children is that you get full permission to go wild with colour!

jf